*Description*: This comparison between the Chandra (left) and Hubble (right) images of the Crab Nebula shows 3 sets of full field views. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Crab Nebula NGC 1952 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 34m 32s Dec. +22° 00Ôø_Ôø_ 52Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_ Constellation: Taurus Dimensions: The image is 2.24 arcminutes across Distance to Earth: About 6,000 light-years (1,850 parsecs) About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 (F547M) ACIS-S Exposure Date(s): April 6, 2001 April 6, 2001 Exposure Time: 40 minutes 6.5 hours Principal Astronomers: J. Hester and P. Scowen (ASU), C. Michel (Rice U.), J. Graham (UC Berkeley), J. Gallagher (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), A. Watson (UNAM - Morelia), R. Sankrit (JHU) J. Hester (ASU), K. Mori (Penn State U. and Osaka U.), D. Burrows (Penn State Univ.), J. Gallagher (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), J. Graham (UC Berkeley), M. Halverson (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), A. Kader (ASU), F. C. Michel (Rice Univ.) and, P. Scowen (ASU) Mission: HST Chandra About the Image Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al. Optical: NASA/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al. Release Date: September 19, 2002 What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU), broadcast on NASA television. The SSU includes a question and answer session with members of the media. Back to top [ #top ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2002-24b
Producer *Credits for X-ray Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al. *Credits for Optical Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.
December 16, 2009
...blows my mind. I've seen the hi-res images of the Crab Pulsar, but to see it move like this is... just overwhelming!